CORKAGE: On Festival Tasting Glasses And Tasting Notes From 10 Year Old Napa Cabs

CORKAGE: On Festival Tasting Glasses And Tasting Notes From 10 Year Old Napa Cabs

by Amorita Bastaja | I might be getting old, but festival-style wine tastings just don’t do it for me anymore. Elbowing people out of the way for a chance at the spit bucket exhausts me, and I really hate the wine glasses that convention centers use. Of course, I go because there isn’t much opportunity otherwise to taste so much in such a short period of time. Once year in, however, something really special rolls into town. Known as the Napa Valley Vintner’s Tour, it's a small… more 

CORKAGE: On Violent Pump Overs & Raiding The Cellar At Laughing Stock Vineyards…

CORKAGE: On Violent Pump Overs & Raiding The Cellar At Laughing Stock Vineyards…

by Amorita Bastaja | At the start of the month I headed up to Naramata, just outside of Penticton, for a weekend visit to Laughing Stock winery. The owners,… more 

CORKAGE:  On Proximity To Petrus And The Case Of The Midnight German Grape Heist

CORKAGE: On Proximity To Petrus And The Case Of The Midnight German Grape Heist

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: In Aussie class last week I sampled some of my favourite wine:… more 

CORKAGE: On Ideal Saturday Nights & The Crazy Idea Of Carrying Wine Across Borders

CORKAGE: On Ideal Saturday Nights & The Crazy Idea Of Carrying Wine Across Borders

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… Tasted: The fall season means winemakers in town and portfolio… more 

GOODS: Legacy Liquor Store To Host $20 Evening Of Riesling Tasting & Food Pairing

GOODS: Legacy Liquor Store To Host $20 Evening Of Riesling Tasting & Food Pairing

The GOODS from Legacy Liquor Store Vancouver, BC | Legacy Liquor Store is hosting a truly Riesling-focused tasting and pairing event this Saturday, September… more 

CORKAGE: Top Table’s “Director’s Series” And The Thrill Of Returning To Wine School

CORKAGE: Top Table’s “Director’s Series” And The Thrill Of Returning To Wine School

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: Not available in stores but so fun to try recently was the… more 

CORKAGE: Stomping On Shoots And Finding Quiet Among The Vines In The Napa Valley

CORKAGE: Stomping On Shoots And Finding Quiet Among The Vines In The Napa Valley

by Amorita Bastaja | “California Sprawl” is how Anthony Truchard, son of one of the largest grape growers in Napa, describes his family’s bush style… more 

CORKAGE: On God’s Mountain, Recovering 500 Year Old Vines And Study After Study

CORKAGE: On God’s Mountain, Recovering 500 Year Old Vines And Study After Study

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: My first tasting back from holidays has me in good company -… more 

CORKAGE: High Among The Tempranillo, Away From The Gossiping Ladies Of Lociego

CORKAGE: High Among The Tempranillo, Away From The Gossiping Ladies Of Lociego

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for… more 

CORKAGE: Out Of France On Into Spain, Loving Pinxo Bars And Drinking Tempranillo

CORKAGE: Out Of France On Into Spain, Loving Pinxo Bars And Drinking Tempranillo

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for… more 

CORKAGE: Sipping On The Road In France, Chowing Pink Cookies And Touring Lallier…

CORKAGE: Sipping On The Road In France, Chowing Pink Cookies And Touring Lallier…

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for… more 

CORKAGE: Amorita Goes Sipping On The Road In France, Starting With Champagne

CORKAGE: Amorita Goes Sipping On The Road In France, Starting With Champagne

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for… more 

CORKAGE: On Tasting Treana White And Talking With Vij’s Wine Guy Mike Bernardo

CORKAGE: On Tasting Treana White And Talking With Vij’s Wine Guy Mike Bernardo

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read... TASTED: At Provence Marinaside on Monday I attended an amazing… more 

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